23.2.14 Wild flowers or ‘wildlings’ in Conil, Spain.
I’ve been searching through my archives recently, and found this. Taken whilst on a shoot in 1986. It’s in a disused Welsh coalmine, the name of which I cannot remember. As it was being maintained and ventilated by a skeleton staff, it was still safe for us to be taken down into the mine in the traditional lift. If you ever think you’ve had a quick descent in an aircraft, it’s nothing compared to this. Hats off to the miners who made the descent everyday - they were brave in many senses.
River Brent, under the Wharncliffe Viaduct, Hanwell. 26.12.13
The ancient Celts used to toss shields, swords and items of great value into rivers as a tribute to spirits and gods. Such a shame we no longer continue with this tradition. From a series I have been working on called ‘Confluence’.
A few more uploads to the Coast of Light series….
Santa Semana, Conil, 17.4.11. El penitente procession, and float bearers. To be consistent with the random nature of these posts, click here to see an earlier upload!
Bethnal Green, 17.1.14. First signs of spring. For a moment even the sun came out..just a moment though!
Bethnal Green, 17.1.14. Recce shots for the 'Wildlings' project mentioned in a Tumblr post from last October. A periodic apology for the © watermark…unfortunately a necessity now after having an image used by a national UK newspaper without permission.
Grand Union Canal towpath, 10.1.14. A while back I saw a Tweet describing discarded plastic sheeting as ‘Unfortunate wraiths, snagged in the wind’. A lovely metaphor if there wasn’t so much of it, particularly on the waterways around London.